25th European Youth Team Championships

Tromso, Norway • 18 - 25 July 2015

 

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 • Format

The Championships comprise the following competitions:

  • 25th European Junior Team Championship
  • 12th European Youngsters Team Championship
  • 7th European Girls Team Championship
  • 1st European Kids Championship

All events are open to the member countries of the EBL. Each country may be represented by one national team in each series, consisting of 4-6 players, a non-playing captain and, possibly, other officials.

Each Series consists of a complete Round Robin with teams playing against all other teams in the same series. The number of boards played will depend on the number of participants.
In the Junior, Youngsters and Girls Series it is expected that 16, 20 or 32 board matches will be played over 7 days with a maximum of 64 or 60 boards per day. The Kids series will be played over 4 days.

 • Programme

This is the provisional programme. The final programme will be announced as soon as we have a good estimation about the number of participating teams.

  • Opening Ceremony - Saturday 18th July - 19:00
  • Junior/Girls/Youngsters Teams Round Robin - Sunday 19th to Saturday 25th July
  • Kids Teams Round Robin - Sunday 19th to Wednesday 22nd July
  • Kids Prize Giving Ceremony - Wednesday 22nd July
  • J/G/Y Prize Giving & Closing Ceremony - Saturday 25th July - 19:00

 • Entries - Registration

Right of Entry

Each member NBO, being up-to-date with the payment of its dues (including the 2015 dues) to the EBL is authorized to enter one team in the Junior Series, one team in the Girls Series and one team in the Youngsters Series of the Championships.

Countries must have paid the entry fee and be up-to-date with the payment of the dues to the EBL before they can participate in the Championships.

Each participating NBO must play against all the other NBOs. Entry and subsequent refusal to play will result in disqualification.

Every proposed player must, along with other criteria, satisfy the Credentials Committee that:

  a.   he/she is nominated by the NBO of the country of his/her birth or the NBO of which such nominated player first became a member, and has not, during the current or immediately preceding calendar year, represented a different NBO in any WBF competition or any zonal or intra-zonal competition; or
  b.   he/she is nominated by the NBO of the country of his/her citizenship or bona fide residence and has not, during the current or immediately preceding two calendar years, represented a different NBO in any WBF competition or any zonal or intrazonal competition; and
  c.   to participate in the Junior & Girls series a player must not have achieved his 25th birthday by 31st December 2014(born on or after 1st January 1990), to participate in the Youngsters series a player must not have achieved his 20th birthday by 31st December 2014 (born on or after 1st January 1995) and to participate in the Kids series a player must not have achieved his 15th birthday by 31st December 1999
(born on or after 1st January 2000).

Registration

All entries must be made electonically via this website (not by email), before 5 June 2015 (team registration) and 15 June 2015 (team roster).

 • Entry Fees

The entry fees are € 1,000 for the Junior and € 800 both for the Girls and the Youngsters. A discount will be given to the countries who did not participate in the last three EBL Youth Team Championships held in Brasov 2009, Albena 2011 and Wroclaw 2013: for these teams the entry fees are € 750 for the Junior and € 500 both for the Girls and the Youngsters.
No entry fee to be paid for the Kids Series.

Events Entry Fees Reduced Entry Fees*
Junior Teams €1,000 €750
Youngsters Teams €800 €500
Girls Teams €800 €500
Kids Teams €0 €0

All entry fees must be paid by bank transfer (see below) before 15 June 2015 to the following address.

Credit Suisse AG
Rue de Lion d'Or 5-7
CH-1002 Lausanne-Switzerland
Account: EUROPEAN BRIDGE LEAGUE
IBAN: CH88 0483 5135 2558 8200 0
SWIFT/BIC: CRESCHZZ80A
(to be mentioned)

 • Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations

The Rules and Regulations are available here.

Dress Code

The EBL has a policy which seeks to encourage NBOs to provide teams participating in the European Championships to be dressed in appropriate uniforms which incorporate a badge or emblem identifying the country those players are representing. All players, captains and coaches of the participating teams are required to wear T-shirts, polo shirts, shirts or blouses that are of the same colour and contain the NBO's logo.

 • Contact

For further information, please contact Catherine Vitry at the EBL Secretariat:

European Bridge League
12, rue Christophe Colomb
F-56860 SÚnÚ
France

Tel : +33 6 45 57 93 60
Fax : +33 2 97 66 36 29
Mail : secretariat@europeanbridge.org

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